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Thursday, 6 Mar 2014

Rumor: Intel to Acquire Wearable Tech Company Basis for US$100 Million

Rumor: Intel to Acquire Wearable Tech Company Basis for US$100 Million

According to TechCrunch, Intel has bought Basis for US$100 million. The alleged target of acquisition is a San Francisco-based startup that makes wearable health trackers.

Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014

AMD Announces Catalyst 14.2 Beta as Launch Drivers for Thief

AMD Announces Catalyst 14.2 Beta as Launch Drivers for Thief

AMD has announced the availability of AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta for Windows OS, as launch drivers for Thief. The new drivers promise graphical effects exclusive to the said game title, as well as improvements that include better support for the Mantle API, and multi-GPU frame pacing for Battlefield 3 and 4 titles.

Siri, Meet Cortana

Siri, Meet Cortana

More information about Cortana, the digital personal assistant in Windows Phone 8.1, continues to surface. After some screenshots, we now have a video that shows the initial setup process.

Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014

Kickstarter has Raised Over US$1 Billion from Over 5.7 Million Backers

Kickstarter has Raised Over US$1 Billion from Over 5.7 Million Backers

Popular crowd-funding platform Kickstarter has just announced that it has raised over US$1 billion in pledges from over 5.7 million people.

Monday, 3 Mar 2014

"iOS in the Car" to Debut Next Week with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and More (Updated)

According to reports, Apple's iOS in the Car could debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show in new cars from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and more.

AMD Announces Industry Certifications for FirePro R5000 Remote Graphics Card

AMD Announces Industry Certifications for FirePro R5000 Remote Graphics Card

AMD announced their FirePro R5000 remote graphics card has been certified to support a number of professional graphics applications. It delivers the benefits of GCN-based graphics processing over Teracidi’s proprietary PC-over-IP (PCoIP) technology, on a remote server/thin client setup.

Friday, 28 Feb 2014

Tesla Motors Wants to Raise US$1.6 Billion to Build Giant Battery Factory

Tesla Motors Wants to Raise US$1.6 Billion to Build Giant Battery Factory

Tesla Motors has just announced plans to raise a whopping US$1.6 billion to finance their plans for a giant battery factory that would make it one of the largest producers of lithium ion batteries.

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014

Thermaltake Announces New Toughpower 80 Plus Gold Series Power Supply Units

Thermaltake Announces New Toughpower 80 Plus Gold Series Power Supply Units

Thermaltake has just announced its new Toughpower 80 Plus Gold series power supply units. They are available in three different wattages; 550-, 650- and 750W.

AMD and BlueStacks Announces New “Android on Windows” Software Optimized for AMD APUs

AMD and BlueStacks Announces New “Android on Windows” Software Optimized for AMD APUs

AMD and BlueStacks have announced the new “Android on Windows” software that is optimized for Windows devices, powered by select AMD APUs. This new software solution is slated for launch later this year, with a suggested retail price of US$39.95.

Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014

Leaked: Roadmaps Reveal Intel Broadwell-Based NUCs to be Launched in Q4 2014

Leaked: Roadmaps Reveal Intel Broadwell-Based NUCs to be Launched in Q4 2014

According to leaked Intel roadmaps, the company’s NUCs (Next Unit of Computing) will be refreshed with Broadwell processors, as early as the fourth quarter of this year.

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